I went to the evening maas at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, the oldest Catholic Church in Las Vegas.
It was wonderful to see the smiles of the sweet little children and song all the beautiful Christmas songs with everyone.
I then went to The Grotto, at The Golden Nugget across the street and enjoyed seeing my friends who work there, and remembered me.
I made a new friend wit a retired gentleman from Hawaii and even though both of us were sitting at different tables, we found enough in common that the two tables became my table and we thanked God for small and big blessings and meeting one another too.
Written and compiled by Paulette Le Pore Motzko, and Digital Photo Arts by Paulette Motzko.
In any country in the world you can go to http://www.ewtn.com and view the station live even if you don’t have a TV you can watch it.
There are masses, prayers, rosaries and all kinds of inspirational programming for adults, young people and kids.
Below image from Zedge.
Even if you are not a prayerful person, or you’ve never been baptized before, or even if you are Jewish, Protestant or Muslim or Buddhist or whatever your religion might be, turn it on anyway. You just may enjoy it once you shut off your preconceived ideas about it.
Below image from Zedge.
We have a commonality we share simply as human beings with the potential to believe. We all have souls that need a faith based life.
When we are companions with Jesus, our path is paved in gilded walk ways we only need open the communication line to reach HIM. That is what prayer is to me….
Image below photographed by Paulette Motzko from St Frances DE Sales Catholic Church in Las Vegas, NV.
A dialog with your best friend in life and confidant-The Lord.
Beautiful image of a statue of The Virgin Mary & Sacred Heart of Jesus taken by my dear friend Leonardo Valencia. Edited by Paulette Motzko.
We’re the same no matter what race we are or what we believe in, or what we say our religion is. We’re people and we can benefit from sharing, and caring and praying and finding the time TO MAKE FAITH FIRST AND THE REST WILL BE BLESSED.
If I wrote my entire name, complete with my middle name, confirmation name, maiden name and then married name it would look something like this….
Paulette Ann Therese Le Pore Motzko.
I was confirmed in 2001 after reading prayers of my Nanny’s and seeing a St. Therese chaplet advertised in the church bulletin.
I sent for it and began saying the 24 Glory Be To The Father prayers, (one for each of the 24 years she lived), asking her to carry my intention’s to the Throne of God like a bouquet of sweet roses. Roses started appearing in places where no roses grew and always when I asked for something, or the prayer would be answered.
That’s when I wanted to become confirmed, adding Therese to my name as a testimony to her influence in my life, which was very late for any Catholic. I never cared about what any one else did, but always stayed true to myself and genuine of heart. My Mother was my Sponsor with the Bishop. Those photos are stellar to look back on today.
Even if you’re not Catholic but Christian, Muslim, Jewish or any other faith; there is great merit to be gleaned in St. Therese’s wisdom-filled words.